The three and a half month Top E-Commerce Merchant competition came to a grand close at the awards ceremony held on 15 September at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).
Part of the three-day Selangor Smart City and Digital Economy Convention 2018 co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC), Menteri Besar Incorporated Selangor (MBI), Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU), and Invest Selangor Berhad, the funfair-themed event sought to reward and recognize well-performing online merchants in Malaysia.
Officiated by YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, executive councillor with the Selangor State Government, the event saw a variety of performances, by a dance troupe, jugglers, and even stilt-walkers.
“Malaysia’s transition towards a digital economy is an ongoing process that presents its own set of challenges as it proceeds.
“Towards that end, the Selangor State Government, through SITEC, sets initiatives in motion to aid our local merchants in transitioning to e-Commerce.
“Not only has the E-Commerce Education arm of SITEC reached out to more than 5,000 prospective e-merchants, the Online 100 initiative has also aided more than 400 brick and mortar businesses in transitioning to selling online, with a gross merchandise value of more than RM8 million.”, said Teng.
As part of the requirements needed to participate in this competition, participating e-merchants were required to sell their products in an online sales period during the competition.
“In the short span of 19 days, participants achieved RM 28 million sales over 222,000 orders, a testament to the quality and ability of our local e-merchants.”, added Teng.
The champion, SEA Gamer Mall Sdn Bhd, went home with RM 10,000 in cash, a trophy and an official certificate from SITEC. They are a fast-growing brand specializing in online gaming and digital goods and services, achieving 1600% growth over the past 10 years, and a global footprint in China, Indonesia and Thailand.
Grabbing RM 5,000 in cash, a trophy and an official certificate from SITEC is first runner up, Hermo Creative Sdn Bhd. Hermo is Malaysia’s leading online beauty retailer dedicated to providing a wide selection of high-quality and affordable beauty products sourced from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Europe, USA, as well as other internationally renowned beauty brands.
The second runner up, dahmakan (Farm to Fork Sdn Bhd), received RM 3,000 in cash, a trophy and an official certificate from SITEC. Dahmakan is an online food delivery app service that delivers high quality, healthy and delicious food. Through utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in logistics and production, they cater to the large Klang Valley market, with an eventual aim to conquer the Asian takeout market.
The other seven finalists went home with RM 1,000 in cash, a trophy and an official certificate from SITEC.
This year, there were the addition of two awards categories, the ‘Best Startup Award’, which was won by Wonderfly Holdings Sdn Bhd; and the ‘Top E-Commerce Service Provider’, which saw 14 awardees from industries such as logistics, payment gateways, online marketplaces and online media.
Category: Finalists And Winners
Winner – SEA Gamer Mall Sdn Bhd
SEAGM established in 2007 and known as the fastest growing brand in global online gaming digital good and services. In the past 10 years, the company has achieved 1600% growth and a global footprint with 4 location within Asia situated in Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Thailand.
1st Runner-Up – Hermo Creative (M) Sdn Bhd
Hermo is Malaysia’s leading No.1 online beauty retailer dedicated to providing a unique, value-added shopping experience through its wide selection of high-quality and affordable beauty products sourced from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Europe, USA, and other internationally renowned beauty brands. Its tagline “Beauty in a Click” allows users to shop anywhere and anytime conveniently from any device to shop from over 300 brands and more than 9,000 products available on its user-friendly website.
2nd Runner-Up – Farm to Fork Sdn Bhd (Dahmakan)
Dahmakan is an online food delivery app service that delivers high quality, healthy and delicious food. Through utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in logistics and production, they cater to the large Klang Valley market, with an eventual aim to conquer the Asian takeout market.
Finalist – E-Transact Technology Sdn Bhd
Eticketing.my is a pioneer for ticketing system provider in Malaysia with more than 15 years experience in the industry. We provide express bus ticketing system, attraction ticketing system and transport terminal system. We handle more than 11 million passengers every year. Our aim to improve operational efficiency, cost-time saving and setting standard of service.
Finalist – Cloudhax Sdn Bhd
Ticket2u.com.my is an online ticketing and event management platform that helps you buy and sell, manage and check-in tickets for your event at ease.
Finalist – Ideal Tech PC Sdn Bhd
IDEAL TECH PC Sdn Bhd started its business from trading to fully focusing on customized desktop builds for demands from gamers and all industries. Trust and service are provided for every desktop as it’s built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
Finalist – CalaQisya Sdn Bhd
Cala Qisya Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia leading urban modest wear brands that has now been operated for 8 years. Cala Qisya prided itself in being a fast-retailing brand with a slogan ‘As comfy as clothes can get’, an identity that is widely known and has been embedded in our customers mind and constantly attracting new customers. Cala Qisya is actively selling on our own online platform (www.calaqisya.com) and also four other physical stores (Shah Alam, Mytown, Johor Bharu & Ipoh)
Finalist – Siti Khadijah Apparel Sdn Bhd
Siti Khadijah Apparel is the pioneer of innovative telekung in Malaysia, emphasizing on multiple aspects of creative design, finishing, comfort, quality and practicality. Adapting traditional features with modern designs through the usage of cotton-feel and high quality polyester bland, has resulted in a work so graceful and unique worthy of being an heirloom.
Finalist – Aro Spring Sdn Bhd
Yohofate MY offers all sort of exclusive goods with authentic consecration, religious assembly, and latest online fortune videos and numerology information.
Finalist – Greenomic Commerce Sdn Bhd
Gundam.my is an online Gundam model kits store, we sell Gundam model kits from our website and marketplaces. We also build, customize and snap photo of Gundam Kits and share it with our beloved fans on Social Media. We hope everybody enjoy the process of building model kits.
CATEGORY: Best Startup Award
Wonderfly is an online ticketing platform for entertainment ticket such as theme park, event, sport, concert, & movie tickets. Under one roof, we aim to provide a complete offering of entertainment ticket bookable at competitive prices with just a few taps on your mobile device.
FULL AWARDEE LIST
Top E-Commerce Service Providers
1) Pos Malaysia
Awards Receiver (Mr Ishak Bin Manaf, Operation Head of Courier Operation)
Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) is the nation’s postal service provider with a network of more than 5,000 touch points across the country encompassing post offices, Pos Mini, Pos24 (self-service terminals), Pos-on-Wheels (Mobile Outlets), e-Commerce hub, Pos Laju outlets and service centers, Pos Laju Go2U (Mobile Outlets), Pos Laju Kiosks, Pos Laju EziBox and Pos Laju Prepaid Dropbox, as well as postal and stamp agents. Pos Malaysia offers Malaysians the most extensive retail network in the country. Pos Malaysia Group has evolved from being a mail and postal services provider toward serving end-to-end eCommerce, supply chain and aviation solutions to consumers and businesses.
Awards Receiver (Mr. Ng Chet Chiang, CEO & Founder)
LWE is a leading technology firm that provides cross border logistics solutions for the ecommerce industry not just in Malaysia but across Asia Pacific. In such a short span of time, they managed to grow their company globally to have offices and networks across the world to provide seamless logistics experiences to support the ecommerce industry especially between ASEAN and China.
Awards Receiver (Mr. Clarence Leong, CEO)
EasyParcel is a platform connecting more than 400 thousand small eCommerce sellers with over 80 courier service providers such as Poslaju, DHL and many more across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. We simplified the ordering process and also provide the option to book a delivery at its best price. In the other words, we are like Agoda for courier services.
Awards Receiver (Ms. Yamunah Tangarajah, Head of Seller Engagement)
Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in the Southeast Asia, Lazada has 155,000 sellers and 3,000 brands serving 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data and service solutions.
Awards Receiver (Mr. Zed Li, Category Manager)
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice. Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.
Awards Receiver (Ms Judy Wong, GM of Communications)
11street is a trustworthy and convenient online marketplace that offers a great variety of products at competitive prices. It strives to revolutionise consumers’ online shopping experience by making it more personalised and engaging. 11street is operated by Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd – a joint venture between Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, SK Planet Ltd, and PUC Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Awards Receiver (Adrian Oh, Co-Founder & CEO)
webShaper is a home-grown, made in Malaysia eCommerce solution designed to empower merchants to build their own branded store, get sales from marketplaces. Our mission is to help Malaysia Brands to succeed in eCommerce by selling more online and supporting them with outstanding customer service.
Awards Receiver (Mr. Stanley Lim, CEO & Founder)
SiteGiant is a 3-in-1 ecommerce platform allowing online sellers to sell on webstore, marketplaces such as Lazada, Shopee and 11street, and Facebook all at once. SiteGiant has helped over 2500 merchants to improve online sales, reduce workload and manage their sales and inventory from multiple channels seamlessly, nurturing online entrepreneurs.
Awards Receiver (Ms. Soh Yien Yee, CMO)
AVANA is an ecommerce enabler that helps businesses sell online easily across multiple channels. Founded in 2016, AVANA has since empowered more than 30,000 sellers and have now expanded to Singapore and Indonesia, and is also working with MATRADE to help local businesses to sell cross border.
10) MOLPay Sdn Bhd
Awards Receiver (Mr. Eng Sheng Guan, CEO)
MOLPay is the leading payment gateway in Southeast Asia. The company actively serves world-class businesses from various market segments such as Lazada, Grab, Agoda, Sephora, Uniqlo, PTPTN, Foodpanda and more. MOLPay process payments from credit/debit card, online banking, cash and more with secure and advanced payment technology since 2005.
Awards Receiver (Ms. Sharifah Juriah, Manager of iPay88 Academy)
iPay88 is ASEAN’s leading payment company. Since 2006, iPay88 has successfully provided e-commerce and online payment services to more than 15,000 merchants regionally and globally. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, iPay88 has presence in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and more recently in Bangladesh. iPay88 currently engages over 230 professionals across its offices and is backed by strong partnerships with over 100 local and international financial institutions.
Awards Receiver (Mr. Caden Lim, Sales Manager)
eGHL was set up in 2013 to explore opportunities in Fintech. We develop frictionless and seamless payment ecosystem capable of meeting the rapidly evolving needs of today global businesses. We enable businesses to accept payment methods across the South East Asia Region and aim to become the ASEAN payment processor. One API, all ASEAN payments channels.
Malaysiakini is the nation’s first online independent media, and borne out of a need for independent news without fear or favour, within a country where traditional print and broadcast are tightly regulated and controlled by the government. Launched in 1999, Malaysiakini believes that independent media is critical to a country’s progress. Malaysiakini is published in four main languages, reaching over 2.5 million readers monthly with independent coverage of political and current affairs
Awards Receiver (Norman Goh, Social Media Editor)
14) EC Insider
Awards Receiver (Ck Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Editor)
ecInsider.my (formerly known as eCommerceMILO.com) is an influential Malaysia-based digital media focus on eCommerce trends, know-how, insights, news and entrepreneurship with the goal of driving the eCommerce industry forward.
More information on the competition may be obtained at www.sitec.com.my/topecm2018